Jesus Creed
August 2006 Archives

After four days of editing my Mary ms, I’m about to write a brief note to my editor, Lil Copan, to tell her that writing in green instead of red doesn’t lessen the pain. Sure, sure, I’ll tell her, the […]

What does Paul mean when he says in Romans 10:4 that Christ is the “end of the Law”? Without getting into a massive hornet’s nest of stinging-bee theologians, I want to narrow the discussion to what Wright says about it […]

Gene Appel preached last night about fear, and he explored that theme through Mark 4:35-41. In this passage Jesus is asleep in a boat while his disciples worry. Gene made plenty of connections to real-life experiences of fear, but what […]

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and […]

Kris began the day on the back porch reading the newspaper. 25 or so minutes into her read she opened the back door to say, “I’ve found a movie for us tonight.” I asked, “What’s it called?” She said, “Invincible.”

Real church: check out this story from Don Johnson at Jibstay.

We have a desktop iMac and I write on a Powerbook G4. I use Entourage as my e-mail application, and the mail from North Park just shows up (like magic to me) at home in my Entourage account. But, today […]

Tuesday morning, in a short conversation with a colleague, we had a moment where we agreed on something we had never spoken to each other about. We have both observed the rise of a neo-fundamentalism. What struck both of us […]

In chp 10 of Joseph Epstein’s book, Friendship: An Expose, Epstein asks this question: What are the friendships between males like? What do you think of the following quotations?

Paul’s heart is for “Israel” (not specifically named in Rom. 10:1-4 but implicit); his prayer is for their “salvation.” Beyond the Exile, if we follow the motion of Paul, there will be Covenant Renewal, and that will occur in Christ.